WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announces August 2017 activities of our Advisory Committees. Our Committees play an important role in civil rights advocacy at state and local levels.
The Commission congratulates appointees to our Hawaii, Mississippi, Missouri, and Utah Committees.
At our Commissioners' August 18 business meeting, we heard presentations by Nancy Eisenhart and Rachel Sigman, members of our California Advisory Committee, on its report on voting integrity, and from Naheed Bleecker, Chair of our Wisconsin Advisory Committee, on its report on hate crimes. The meeting can be viewed here.
On August 24, our Alaska Committee held a public meeting on Alaska Native voting rights. The Committee heard from diverse experts, officials, civil society organizations, and members of the public. A number of other Advisory Committees met to discuss topics for upcoming meetings on important civil rights issues at state and local levels.
Chair Catherine E. Lhamon said: "The Commission is grateful for the expertise, perspective, and time each Advisory Committee member puts in to examining civil rights issues in their respective states."
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is an independent, bipartisan agency charged with advising the President and Congress on civil rights matters and issuing an annual federal civil rights enforcement report. The Commission, by Congressional mandate, establishes Committees in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Committee members conduct reviews and produce reports and recommendations concerning local civil rights issues, including justice, voting, discrimination, housing, education, and other important themes. Appointees serve four-year terms and are unremunerated. For information about the Commission and our Advisory Committees, please visit http://www.usccr.gov and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
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SOURCE U.S. Commission on Civil Rights